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Visual Effects and Animation BSc (Hons)

University of Bolton

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UCAS CODE: W621

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The possibilities of pixels are endless with our BSc (Hons) Visual Effects and Animation degree. Focusing on the specialist skills needed to create computer-generated and post-production visual effects, we offer industry-experienced staff and fantastic facilities, along with a proven track record of graduate success with award-winning employers.Visual effects (VFX) and animation is at the heart of creating spectacular imagery for the film, TV, commercial and music video industries. VFX is an integral part of nearly every global blockbuster film in the modern era. Whether it’s the creation of hideous monsters, futuristic vehicles, or epic alien landscapes, VFX is the driving force behind the magic that you see on screen.Our BSc (Hons) Visual Effects and Animation course is ideal if you wish to combine design creativity with cutting-edge 2D and 3D computer-generated imagery and animation to create visual effects. We offer hands-on experience covering the whole workflow of a digital VFX pipeline – from concept design, pre-production and visualisation, to the production of photorealistic 3D models/environments, and computer-generated and composited images.Our dedicated and experienced team will lead you in an exploration of 3D computer modelling, texturing, lighting, rendering, rigging and animation, as well as the established areas of compositing, matte paintings and environments.VFX artists need transferable skills too, including communication, project and time management, team-working and entrepreneurship. We aim to support you to develop these attributes, alongside the imagination, flair and curiosity that will enable you to design and deliver inventive VFX and animation solutions for film, TV and advertising.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,950per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 104

Any subjects are acceptable at Level 3. Subjects that support you to showcase either creative OR technical skills relevant to the study of visual effects and animation are preferred. Creative subjects such as art and design, fine art, film, photography or media are welcomed. Alternatively, technical subjects such as computing, engineering, physics and mathematics can be a great starting point for this degree. For instance, an applicant studying A-levels in Art & Design, English Literature and Psychology would be invited

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University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    123rd

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    91st out of 102 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    122 65%

    65th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%

    58th

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    39th

    14

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